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  1. It feels surreal doesn’t it? People going on with life and a purpose to get that deeply discounted deal? Don’t you feel like laughing maniacally in the middle of it all?
    As you know – because you’re there with Emily – I only have Zach’s and Jeremy’s cleft issues but yet I feel what you’re trying to convey. And not because I ‘know’ what you are going through now, I guess you’re just really good at conveying that overwhelming sense of depersonalization I remember feeling at certain times when that, “IS THIS MY LIFE??”, feeling would hit.
    When Jeremy was born, he had his first surgery at 3 months old 2 days before Christmas and on Christmas Eve we were in the ER because he picked up some awful illness during his surgery stay.Then when the twins were born and Jacqueline ended up in the hospital at 5 weeks old with some (still not known) illness while we were going to NYU for Zach and then his first surgery right before Thanksgiving, I remember feeling oddly peaceful in the midst of being so completely overwhelmed. Like time is altered in some type of Matrix-movie type way. `Ugh… this could go on forever but I think what I’m trying to say is ever since we’ve had surgeries, and illness, and ‘stuff’ right before holidays I don’t view those holidays and the hub-bub the same anymore. They are a day, just a day. I get the significance and the sentiment and all that, but it just seems like when something, like a child’s life, is steering your course Black Friday is stupid.
    I like your time-warp here Jackie – I wish I was there with you because all I would have done is looked at your doe-eyes and bust out laughing while life whirled around at its own pace. The pretzel and penguin shirt is a FABULOUS reason to fight the crowds!
    You’re always in my thoughts and prayers.
    xo

  2. Trips to the ER are never fun,, especially on a holiday weekend! Glad they sent Ana home, and she got a really cute shirt out of the trip! We’re crossing fingers that the culture comes out fine so she can stay home, where she’s most comfortable.

  3. Love that shirt picture, it totally sums things up for me in this post. ER is crowded with babies, Ana gets her own room. (wink) Mall is crowded with holiday shoppers, Ana gets a shirt and a pretzel, just because. (wink) Keep her line uncovered then protected with gauze, figuring it out as you go. (wink)
    xoxoxo

  4. Love that shirt picture, it totally sums things up for me in this post. ER is crowded with babies, Ana gets her own room. Mall is crowded with holiday shoppers, Ana gets a shirt and a pretzel, just because. Keep her line uncovered then protected with gauze, figuring it out as you go.

    xoxoxo

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